FROM SCIENCE to SUCCESS
Equine Analysis is a very present force at every major sale in the country utilizing science and technology to evaluate and predict performance in the thoroughbred race horse. Over our 40+ year history, the work we do at the sale leads to ultimate success on the track and in the breeding shed for our clients. And, our achievements on this level continue to this day.
Tapit was purchased by Winchell Thoroughbreds for $625,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale upon recommendation by Equine Analysis. He would go on to capture the G3 Laurel Futurity as a two-year-old as well as the G1 Wood Memorial in April of his three-year-old season. Retired to stud in 2001, Tapit would eventually emerge as one of the most influential and breed-shaping stallions of the past century. At this writing, Tapit has sired 25 Grade 1 winners, 81 Graded Stakes winners, seven Champions, and five Breeder’s Cup winners. His progeny have earned more than $150 million on the racetrack. Tapit currently stands at Gainesway Farm for an advertised stud fee of $200,000.
A half-interest in Gun Runner was purchased privately by Winchell Thoroughbreds upon recommendation by Equine Analysis. Gun Runner would go on to win 10 Graded Stakes races including Grade 1 wins in the Clark Handicap and Grade 1 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs, the Grade 1 Whitney and Grade 1 Woodward at Saratoga, the Grade 1 Breeder’s Cup Classic at Del Mar, and capped his brilliant career with a win in the $16,000,000 Pegasus World Cup. He was honored with Eclipse Awards as Champion Older Male and Horse of the Year. Gun Runner currently stands at Three Chimneys Farm for an advertised stud fee of $70,000.
Covfefe was a $250,000 purchase by Solis/Litt Bloodstock at Keeneland September yearling sale. Covfefe won her debut at Churchill by 9 lengths in September of her 2-year-old season. At 3, Covfefe took the G3 Miss Preakness Stakes by 8 lengths, shattering a 29-year-old track record. She came back in August to triumph in the prestigious G1 Test Stakes. She then capped her season with an emphatic victory in the G1 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, becoming only the second 3 year old to win the Championship race. She was honored with Eclipse Awards as Champion 3YO Filly and Champion Female Sprinter in 2019 - the first time a filly has won both in a season.
Knicks Go was purchased by Bloodstock Agent Jun Park for the Korea Racing Authority at the Keeneland Sept Yearling Sale in 2017 for $87,000. He was then catalogued in the OBS April two-year-old sale in 2018. At that sale, Equine Analysis identified Knicks Go as an elite racing prospect and recommended he be scratched from the sale and retained to race.
Racing for the KRA, Knicks Go would go on to win the Grade 1 Breeder’s Futurity at Keeneland in his two-year-old year. After switching to the barn of Brad Cox, Knicks Go rattled off two straight Allowance wins on his way to winning the Grade 1 Breeder’s Cup Dirt Mile where he broke the track record completing the mile race in 1:33.85. In January 2021, he rolled to victory in the $3M G1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes.
Super Saver was bred by WinStar Farm and recommended to retain for racing by Equine Analysis. Super Saver rewarded that decision with a win in the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes as a two-year-old. After finishing 2nd by a neck in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby, Super Saver would go on to win the 2010 Grade 1 Kentucky Derby. Super Saver retired to stud duty at WinStar Farm in 2011 siring Grade 1 winners Runhappy, Competitive Edge, and Embellish the Lace.
Untapable was bred by Winchell Thoroughbreds and retained to race upon recommendation by Equine Analysis. Untapable would go on to win 5 Grade 1 races including the Kentucky Oaks as well as the Breeder’s Cup Distaff. She would then be honored with an Eclipse Award for Champion Three-Year-Old Filly.
Country House was bred by the late J.V. “Jerry” Shields Jr. and was cataloged in the Keeneland September Sale before Solis/Litt Bloodstock and Equine Analysis recommended that the horse be retained to race. After Country House broke his maiden impressively at Gulfstream Park in January 2019, LNJ Foxwoods bought into the horse off the recommendation of Solis/Litt and Equine Analysis. Country House became the 145th winner of the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby on May 4, cementing his place in racing history.
Finite was bred by Winchell Thoroughbreds and was catalogued in the Fasig Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Old In-Training sale before Equine Analysis recommended that the filly be retained to race. Finite was twice 2nd before breaking her maiden by 4.5 lengths at Kentucky Downs. She then went on to win 5 in a row including Graded Stakes wins in the Grade 2 Golden Rod at Churchill Downs and the Grade 2 Rachel Alexandra at Fair Grounds.
Thunder Gulch was purchased privately by Michael Tabor upon recommendation from bloodstock agent Demi O’Byrne and Equine Analysis after finishing 4th in the Grade 3 Nashua as a two-year-old. He would immediately reward his connections with victories in the Grade 2 Remsen, Grade 2 Fountain of Youth, and Grade 1 Florida Derby on his way to winning the 1995 edition of the Kentucky Derby. He would then go on to win the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes as well as the Grade 1 Travers Stakes. He would retire to stud duty at Ashford Farm in 1996 and was pensioned from stud duty in 2015 where he would live out the rest of his days at the farm until he passed away in March of 2018.
BLUE PRIZE (ARG)
Blue Prize (ARG) was privately purchased by Merriebelle Stable from Argentina after winning the Grade 1 Argentinian Gran Premio Seleccion and identified as an elite racing prospect by Equine Analysis. Blue Prize would then go on to win six Graded Stakes races including winning the Grade 1 Spinster at Keeneland in both 2018 and 2019. She then capped off her career with a win in the Grade 1 Breeder’s Cup Distaff before being catalogued in the Fasig Tipton Kentucky Fall Mixed sale where she would eventually top the sale for a $5,000,000 purchase price.
Azeri was bred and owned by Allen Paulson. Retained to race upon recommendation by Equine Analysis, Azeri would go on to win 11 consecutive Graded Stakes races in her four-year-old and five-year-old seasons. By the end of her career, Azeri would compile 14 Graded Stakes wins including 11 Grade 1 wins and over $4,000,000 in purse earnings. Azeri was honored with Eclipse Awards for Horse of the Year and Outstanding Older Female in 2002. She would also be voted Outstanding Older Female in 2003 and 2004.
ROSES IN MAY
Roses In May was purchased by Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey for $115,000 at the OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training upon recommendation by Equine Analysis. Roses In May would go on to be an outstanding older horse, winning the Grade 1 Whitney Handicap and eventually capping his career off with a win in the $6,000,000 Dubai World Cup.
Summerly was purchased by Winchell Thoroughbreds for $410,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale upon recommendation by Equine Analysis. She would go on to win the Grade 2 Fair Ground Oaks on her way to winning the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks in 2005. She would eventually be sold at the Fasig Tipton November sale for $3,300,000.
Favorite Trick was purchased by Jospeh LaCombe for $100,000 at the OBS Feb sale upon recommendation by Equine Analysis. Favorite Trick would go on to win 8 Graded Stakes races including the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes and the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile as a two-year-old. His brilliant two-year-old season, undefeated in 8 starts, was rewarded with Eclipse Awards for Champion Two-Year-Old Male as well as Horse of the Year honors, making him the first two-year-old since Secretariat to be voted Horse of the Year.
Countess Diana was transferred to trainer Patrick Byrne as a two-year-old after breaking her maiden at Pimlico, setting a new track record. Identified as an elite racing prospect by Equine Analysis, connections were immediately rewarded with 4 consecutive Graded Stakes wins including wins in the Grade 1 Spinaway and the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.